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Virtual Classroom: Online Child Safety and Protection Training


We’ve launched our new virtual classroom, where we’re offering child safety training for the first time! 

Our training programs have been transformed for online delivery, to help you, your organisation and our communities stay child safe.

What is a virtual classroom?

Virtual classroom training is essentially a teaching and learning environment where participants can interact, communicate, view and discuss presentations, and engage with learning resources while working in groups, all in an online setting.

Delivered by highly qualified and experienced Child Wise trainers, our virtual classrooms are very interactive and limited to a small class of up to 20 participants to ensure a complete learning experience for participants.


What will I learn in Child Wise virtual classrooms?

Our virtual training programs are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills on topics such as:

  • Child safety policy and legislation

  • Child safety in the online environment

  • How to ensure a child safe service delivery

  • The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

  • Child safeguarding in overseas ministries

  • Developing and maintaining a child safe culture

  • How to facilitate the engagement and participation of children and young people 

You can view our upcoming virtual classroom training sessions and dates on our events page. 

How do I register for a child safety virtual classroom training?

Contact us if you are interested in tailored virtual training for your leadership team or groups of staff and volunteers, or if the advertised training dates aren't suitable for you. We would be happy to accommodate your organisational needs.

Virtual classroom training programs

Understanding the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations

Understanding the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations aims to provide participants with a clear understanding of the Australian child safety context. It aims to provide a practical understanding of the requirements and indicators of the National Principles through a range of interactive activities and shared stories.

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers that work with children and/or young people, both directly and indirectly.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • The Australian child safety context
  • Exploring a child-centred approach
  • An overview of the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  • Exploring the practical application of the Principles

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the Australian child safety context
  • Understand the indicators of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (Principles)
  • Learn how to apply the Principles in practice
  • Learn how to build a child safe culture that promotes the empowerment of children and young people in your organisation.

Building a Child Safeguarding Culture and Influencing Change

Building a child safeguarding culture and influencing change examines the importance of child safety at every level. It aims to help participants develop an understanding of the tools used to assess their organisation’s maturity on a child safety spectrum. Our trainers will take attendees through the journey of a child safety officer, examine different operating structures and present tools to help plan a longer-term strategy.

This virtual training program works well in conjunction with our Understanding the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations program.

Who should attend?

This virtual training program is recommended for experienced professionals who have a responsibility to lead the implementation of a child safe environment for children and young people. This can include senior leaders and managers, including CEOs and Board Members, as well as HR professionals who have prior training or knowledge of child protection.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • Child safety governance and organisational structures
  • A whole of organisation approach to resourcing and roles
  • Child safety assessment methods
  • A long-term approach to implementation
  • Learnings and tips from child safety champions, including avoiding burnout

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to plan for a sustainable, long-term implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of resourcing requirements and clear governance structures
  • Learn the key elements of child safety assessment
  • Understand the role of those that hold a child safeguarding portfolio


The Australian Child Safety Legislative Landscape

The Australian Child Safety Legislative Landscape aims to provide a high-level overview of the main pieces of child safety related legislation for organisations that work or engage with children and young people across the country.

Who should attend?

This virtual training program is recommended for experienced professionals who have a responsibility to lead the implementation of a child safe environment for children and young people either directly or indirectly. This can include senior leaders and managers, including CEOs and Board Members, as well as HR professionals who have prior training or knowledge of child protection.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • An examination of Australia’s legislative landscape before and after the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • The intersection of policy and legislation
  • How to stay current

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of key pieces of Australian child safety legislation
  • Understand the findings of the Royal Commission and the risks to children within organisations
  • Understand your organisation’s responsibilities within the current legislative context


Safeguarding Children in Overseas Ministries

Safeguarding Children in Overseas Ministries aims to help build the capacity of religious organisations to effectively safeguard children in overseas ministries. It aims to equip participants with knowledge of the legal framework for child abuse and child protection and how to conduct a child safeguarding risk assessment.

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers at religious organisations that conduct overseas ministries. This virtual training is also recommended for those who manage front-line staff or who have responsibility for keeping children safe via a child safeguarding portfolio.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • Child abuse awareness
  • The legal framework for child abuse and child protection
  • Conducting a child safeguarding risk assessment
  • Capacity building of overseas ministry personnel
  • Action planning

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of child safeguarding in an international context
  • Learn how to conduct a child safeguarding risk assessment
  • Increase skill and confidence in developing implementation plans and improving the safety of overseas ministrie

Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse

Recognising and Responding to Child Abuse aims to help participants understand the various forms of child abuse and neglect. This includes, identifying the signs and indicators of child abuse and how to gain confidence in responding to and reporting any concerns about a child’s safety. The training provides an overview of the legislative context around child safety and mandatory reporting at an introductory level.

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers that work with children and/or young people directly or indirectly and have had little or no prior knowledge of child abuse.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • What is child abuse?
  • Indicators of child abuse
  • Offender behaviour and the 'grooming' process
  • Responding to, and reporting child abuse
  • Legislative context

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to recognise the physical and behavioural indicators of child abuse
  • Understand the impacts of child abuse and neglect
  • Understand the dynamics of sexual offending and grooming
  • Build confidence and understanding in responding to and reporting incidents, allegations or disclosures of child abuse

Listening and Supporting Children During COVID-19

Listening and supporting children during COVID-19 highlights the need to listen to the voices of children in the current climate. It is important to understand what they know, what they are feeling and hoping for, and how we can best listen to them and support them.

Who should attend?

Parents, carers and professionals working in children's services and similar areas.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • Different lenses for looking at children and childhood
  • The impacts of coronavirus on children
  • Coronavirus from a child's point of view
  • Listening and supporting children during uncertain times

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to actively listen to children's thoughts and ideas
  • Understand how children perceive the current climate
  • Understand the key constructs of childhood
  • Learn how to support children in the current climate


Moving Online - Safe and Engaging Practice

Moving Online – Safe and Engaging Practice unpacks the actions that organisations need to take to ensure their move to online service delivery is safe for children. This includes ensuring they meet their obligations under state and federal Government Child Safe Standards and Principles. This training will explore engagement skills and strategies, and how to adapt their child safety focus to remote service delivery.

Who should attend?

Staff and volunteers delivering services that support children and families either directly or indirectly. This virtual training is also recommended for those who manage front-line staff or who have responsibility for keeping children safe via a child safeguarding portfolio.

Duration

2 hours

Topics

  • Risk management in online service delivery
  • Organisational obligations under Principle 8 of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  • Updating policies, procedures and agreements in line with an online safety focus
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the child in an online environment
  • Assessing and maintaining engagement with children and young people in an online

Learning outcomes

  • Enhance risk management capabilities regarding migration to online platforms and delivery
  • Increase skill and confidence to communicate effectively and maintain engagement with families and caregivers
  • Learn how to maintain a child safe culture as you navigate online service delivery
  • Gain an understanding of how to make livestreaming and other online communication methods safer
  • Learn key points about delivering effectively online including the importance of children and young people understanding the rules




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